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Medical Advisor Rheumatology

Aline Vandermeeren
+32 16 30 95 09


Represent the affiliate’s medical/scientific voice of expertise.  Provide medical / scientific expert advice / guidance to key customers, including scientific exchange and professional relationship development with key thought leaders / external experts. 

Provide medical / scientific input into Medical Affairs strategies for the affiliate medical department and commercial plans, as required, and medical / scientific support for medical department activities under the overall direction of the Affiliate Medical Director. 

Provide medical affairs support to cross-functional affiliate brand teams. 

Ensure that the medical affairs role is fully integrated to support the strategy and execution of affiliate business, while being functionally independent.


  • Provide expert medical/scientific advice, including responding to requests for scientific/technical information; contribute to the development and medical and scientific accuracy of core dossiers generated by the medical department
  • Develop medical affairs plans and allocate associated budget for the affiliate medical department and provide input to local commercial brand plans; collaborate and partner with local business partners to ensure that medical activities are aligned with local business-related strategic plans.
  • Establish and maintain professional and credible relationships with key thought leaders / external experts and academic centers; this will involve in-field customer interactions and participating in scientific congresses, coordinating advisory boards, round-table meetings, discussion fora etc.
  • Deliver scientific presentations and medical education programs to healthcare professionals individually or in groups (meetings, clinical sessions, etc.), where appropriate.
  • Screen relevant literature and other information from relevant scientific societies meetings and conferences and (e.g. key areas of scientific/company interest, new trends in diagnosis, monitoring and treatments in the therapeutic area, etc.) and give input into strategy
  • Deliver training to in field teams and functions in other departments; develop and update relevant training materials.
  • Review of promotional material made by the brand manager. Ensure the medical/scientific content is correct and fully compliant with AbbVie’s internal policies and guidelines.
  • As core member of the brand team, provide medical/scientific input into marketing strategy and key commercial initiatives, as required. Monitor the environment for competitive intelligence (e.g. product strategies, studies, commercial messages, positioning, etc.)
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable national laws and regulations, guidelines, codes of conduct, the company's policies and procedures and accepted standards of best practice.


  • Medical Degree or a master degree in a scientific discipline or higher, with experience in a similar role in the pharmaceutical industry.
  • Fluently in English, Flemish and French
  • Keen interest in developing and maintaining expert knowledge for assigned therapeutic area/product and in medical research in general.
  • Excellent written and spoken communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluency in written and oral English is highly desirable in order to facilitate communications between the affiliate medical department, Regional and Area Medical Affairs and other functional staff.
  • Strong customer orientation
  • Strategic thinker

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